Crookneck Squash, Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Confederate Gold'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Confederate Gold
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Type:

Crookneck (summer)

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Mature Skin Color:

Yellow

Size:

Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

2 to 3 pounds (1 to 2 kg)

Habit:

Bush

Semi-bush

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Venice, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 24, 2007, zebraman from Venice, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

I obtained seeds from USDA/Grin,Ames Iowa in 2006.It produces multiple growing tips all loaded with male and female flowers.Extremely Productive!It was originally bred and sold by Harris Moran in CA.
It is more productive if planted 1 per hill and direct seeded.Tastes like any other yellow crookneck squash.

Neutral

On Feb 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open pollinated yellow summer crookneck